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From telemarketing fraud and phishing to catfishing and the Nigerian prince scam, wire fraud is a serious federal crime that is punishable by a lengthy federal prison sentence, fines worth tens of thousands of dollars or more, and a permanent criminal record that can lead to the loss of certain rights, such as gun and voting rights.

If you or a loved one has been accused of some form of wire fraud in Massachusetts, look no further than Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. With more than four decades of trial-tested experience in federal court, our Boston wire fraud defense attorney handles the most complex criminal cases and nationally renowned as one of the country’s best litigators by the legal community.

Facing wire fraud charges in Massachusetts? Contact Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law today at (617) 227-3700 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.

What is Wire Fraud?

Wire fraud is defined as intentionally using a communication device (e.g. landline telephones, cellphones, computers, tablets, etc.) to send information from one state to another as part of a scheme to defraud someone else of money, goods, or services. Common types of electronic communications include phone calls, emails, websites, and social media.

The following are the elements the prosecution must prove to convict someone of wire fraud:

  • The defendant intentionally or voluntarily devised or participated in a scheme to defraud another person of money, goods, or services.

  • The defendant committed the act with an intention to defraud someone else.

  • Interstate wire communications was used to commit and/or further the scheme or such wire communications would be used in the foreseeable future.

A conviction for wire fraud is a punishable by a maximum federal prison term of 20 years and fines no more than $250,000. If wire fraud affects or is committed against a financial institution, then a conviction will result in a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

Let Attorney Martin G. Weinberg Protect Your Rights & Freedom

Attorney Weinberg will listen to your story, thoroughly review the facts and circumstances of your case, and determine which white collar legal defenses are applicable for your case in order to help you avoid conviction or get your charges/penalties significantly reduced. He has represented clients in more than 20 federal district courts, eight U.S. Courts of Appeals, and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Call us today at (617) 227-3700 for experienced and responsive legal representation immediately.

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Significant Cases

  • Successful Challenge US v Warshak

    631 F3d 266 CA 6 (2010): Successful challenge to the Department of Justice’s reliance on the Stored Communications Act to seize the content of emails in violation of the Fourth Amendment

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

  • Vacated Sanction US v Agosto-Vega

    (1st Cir, 9-27-13): Federal Court of Appeals vacated a monetary sanction imposed against a criminal defense attorney holding that there was no legal or factual basis for the imposition of the sanction.

  • Vacated Conviction US v Urciuoli

    513 F3d 290 CA 1 (2008): Vacating of honest services conviction as a result of instructions that impermissibly broadened the “official act” element of 18 USC 1346.

  • New Trial Motion US v Carpenter
  • Habeas Corpus Relief Ferrara v US

    456 F3d 278 CA 1 (2006): Affirming trial court’s granting of habeas corpus relief to a RICO defendant whose decision to plead guilty to murder predicates was found to be involuntary due to prosecutor’s concealment of core exculpatory evidence.

  • Appeal of Conviction US v Stewart

    433 F3d 273 CA 2 (2006): Co-counsel in appeal of conviction of Martha Stewart for making false statements and obstructing an SEC investigation.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Carucci

    364 F3d 339 CA 1 (2004): Reversal of money laundering convictions following split jury verdict in prosecution of Boston real estate developer

  • Non-Contempt US v Kouri-Perez

    187 F3d 1 CA 1 (1999): Representation of attorneys charged with non-contempt civil sanctions.

  • Vacated Sentence US v Grandmaison